Apps for data security on tablets

Hi all,

When our Dimagi Field Manager initially set up our app, he also installed a
couple of additional applications on our study tablets for data security
purposes. One of them prevented the use of anything other than CommCare on
the tablet, and the other was to allow for remote wiping of data on the
tablet should it ever be lost or stolen.

Unfortunately we no longer know exactly which apps were used for these
purposes, and our efforts to find suitable apps haven’t turned up anything
very promising.

I was wondering whether anyone could advise us on the best apps (or other
best practices) to use for these purposes?

Many thanks!
Julia

Dear Julia,

Not sure about the lockdown app, however Google is editing a pretty good
device locator / remote wiping: Android Device Manager

As long as your devices share a common Google ID, it works fine.

Regards,

Charles

··· On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 06:20:46 AM Julia de Kadt wrote: > Hi all, > > When our Dimagi Field Manager initially set up our app, he also installed a > couple of additional applications on our study tablets for data security > purposes. One of them prevented the use of anything other than CommCare on > the tablet, and the other was to allow for remote wiping of data on the > tablet should it ever be lost or stolen. > > Unfortunately we no longer know exactly which apps were used for these > purposes, and our efforts to find suitable apps haven't turned up anything > very promising. > > I was wondering whether anyone could advise us on the best apps (or other > best practices) to use for these purposes? > > Many thanks! > Julia

Hey Julia,

Try MobiLock
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.promobitech.mobilock&hl=en
to set your device to KIOSK mode (allow users to only use specific apps).
It’s a been a while since I used Mobilock but the free version was
sufficient.

Meraki https://meraki.cisco.com/products/systems-manager#features is a
great remote management tool that allows you to delete data off tablets
remotely, also track the devices, see what’s installed, see battery life,
etc. Very big brother. But awesome at the same time. The free version
allows the management of 100 devices.

Tony

··· On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:20:46 AM UTC-7, Julia de Kadt wrote: > > Hi all, > > When our Dimagi Field Manager initially set up our app, he also installed > a couple of additional applications on our study tablets for data security > purposes. One of them prevented the use of anything other than CommCare on > the tablet, and the other was to allow for remote wiping of data on the > tablet should it ever be lost or stolen. > > Unfortunately we no longer know exactly which apps were used for these > purposes, and our efforts to find suitable apps haven't turned up anything > very promising. > > I was wondering whether anyone could advise us on the best apps (or other > best practices) to use for these purposes? > > Many thanks! > Julia >

I’ve also found that “Child Mode” apps are useful for restricting the
entire phone to only use a few functions.

Example (not fully tested though)

··· On Jun 23, 2015 11:38, "Kriti Mehrotra" wrote:

Hi Julia,

Regarding a lockdown app, thre’s a recommendation on this help page
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Android+Phone+Setup#AndroidPhoneSetup-AdditionalUsefulApps.
Hope that’s helpful.

Thanks,
Kriti

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 9:04 PM, Charles Flèche mhealth-myanmar@tsfi.org wrote:

Dear Julia,

Not sure about the lockdown app, however Google is editing a pretty good
device locator / remote wiping: Android Device Manager

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.adm

As long as your devices share a common Google ID, it works fine.

Regards,

Charles

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 06:20:46 AM Julia de Kadt wrote:

Hi all,

When our Dimagi Field Manager initially set up our app, he also
installed a
couple of additional applications on our study tablets for data security
purposes. One of them prevented the use of anything other than
CommCare on
the tablet, and the other was to allow for remote wiping of data on the
tablet should it ever be lost or stolen.

Unfortunately we no longer know exactly which apps were used for these
purposes, and our efforts to find suitable apps haven’t turned up
anything
very promising.

I was wondering whether anyone could advise us on the best apps (or
other
best practices) to use for these purposes?

Many thanks!
Julia


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Hi Julia,

Regarding a lockdown app, thre’s a recommendation on this help page
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Android+Phone+Setup#AndroidPhoneSetup-AdditionalUsefulApps.
Hope that’s helpful.

Thanks,
Kriti

··· On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 9:04 PM, Charles Flèche wrote:

Dear Julia,

Not sure about the lockdown app, however Google is editing a pretty good
device locator / remote wiping: Android Device Manager

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.adm

As long as your devices share a common Google ID, it works fine.

Regards,

Charles

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 06:20:46 AM Julia de Kadt wrote:

Hi all,

When our Dimagi Field Manager initially set up our app, he also
installed a
couple of additional applications on our study tablets for data security
purposes. One of them prevented the use of anything other than CommCare
on
the tablet, and the other was to allow for remote wiping of data on the
tablet should it ever be lost or stolen.

Unfortunately we no longer know exactly which apps were used for these
purposes, and our efforts to find suitable apps haven’t turned up
anything
very promising.

I was wondering whether anyone could advise us on the best apps (or other
best practices) to use for these purposes?

Many thanks!
Julia


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Thanks all for the suggestions - very helpful, and much appreciated!!

··· On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:18:43 PM UTC+2, Sheel Shah wrote: > > I've also found that "Child Mode" apps are useful for restricting the > entire phone to only use a few functions. > > Example (not fully tested though) > https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whisperarts.kidsshell > On Jun 23, 2015 11:38, "Kriti Mehrotra" <kmeh...@dimagi.com > wrote: > >> Hi Julia, >> >> Regarding a lockdown app, thre's a recommendation on this help page >> . >> Hope that's helpful. >> >> Thanks, >> Kriti >> >> On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 9:04 PM, Charles Flèche <mhealth...@tsfi.org > wrote: >> >>> Dear Julia, >>> >>> Not sure about the lockdown app, however Google is editing a pretty good >>> device locator / remote wiping: Android Device Manager >>> >>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.adm >>> >>> As long as your devices share a common Google ID, it works fine. >>> >>> Regards, >>> >>> Charles >>> >>> >>> >>> On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 06:20:46 AM Julia de Kadt wrote: >>> > Hi all, >>> > >>> > When our Dimagi Field Manager initially set up our app, he also >>> installed a >>> > couple of additional applications on our study tablets for data >>> security >>> > purposes. One of them prevented the use of anything other than >>> CommCare on >>> > the tablet, and the other was to allow for remote wiping of data on the >>> > tablet should it ever be lost or stolen. >>> > >>> > Unfortunately we no longer know exactly which apps were used for these >>> > purposes, and our efforts to find suitable apps haven't turned up >>> anything >>> > very promising. >>> > >>> > I was wondering whether anyone could advise us on the best apps (or >>> other >>> > best practices) to use for these purposes? >>> > >>> > Many thanks! >>> > Julia >>> >>> -- >>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >>> Groups "commcare-users" group. >>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >>> an email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >>> >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "commcare-users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> >